“God Uses Handicaps”
The atmosphere was festive as attendees arrived at New Life SDA Church in Lawton, Oklahoma on February 13, 2016. The occasion was the celebration of the 1st Pastoral Anniversary of Pastor Joseph Footman, Jr.
He was installed as pastor of New Life, Philadelphia SDA Church in Enid, OK, and North Highland SDA Church, in Oklahoma City, on February 14, 2015.
The celebration was attended by members of all three churches, and planned and hosted by the New Life Church. Also, in attendance were representatives from the Voice of Hope SDA in OKC, and Lawton SDA from the Oklahoma Conference, and other local churches.
The program featured musical guests, Undivided from OKC, Allan Hansson, and Rose Footman, Pastor Footman’s sister. The guest speaker was Pastor Gregory Stinson, who preached on the topic “God Uses Handicaps” about Moses and his call to ministry with only a “staff, a stone and a stutter.” He encouraged the members to depend on God, to pray for, and with Pastor Footman, and to use what God has put in their hands, to fulfill His mission for them. He also congratulated Pastor Footman and New Life for allowing the Lord to use them to bring in six souls in their fall evangelistic meeting.
Following the sermon, gifts were presented to Pastor and Mrs. Footman by members. Pastor Footman and Mrs. Footman thanked the church for the gesture of appreciation and pledged to continue to serve his members by the power of the Holy Spirit and their respective communities.
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